Africa In The News

US Ambassador voices support for Swaziland’s banned political parties

JOHANNESBURG, February 27  – Lisa Peterson, the American ambassador to Swaziland, has spoken out in support of banned political parties in the kingdom where King Mswati III rules as an absolute monarch, Richard Rooney from Swazimedia.blogspot reported. Parties are not allowed to contest elections and people and groups that advocate for democratic reform are prosecuted […]

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Swazi editor flees to South Africa after critical story on King Mswati

JOHANNESBURG, Jan 12 – Swazi editor Zweli Martin Dlamini has fled to South Africa after he received death threats, following a story he wrote about Swaziland’s absolute monarch King Mswati III’s alleged shady dealings in the telecommunications industry, the Source media outlet reported. Zweli, the editor of independent business newspaper, Swaziland Shopping, wrote and published […]

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SADC must intervene in human rights abuse in Swaziland, says ANC

JOHANNESBURG, July 5 – The African National Congress on Tuesday called for Swaziland, sub-Saharan Africa’s last absolute monarchy, to be referred to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) for abuse of human rights and suppression of dissent and political activity. Swaziland’s Suppression of Terrorism Act, which has been used by government to ban political groups opposing King Mswati’s […]